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By Benson Varghese

Last Updated: October 21st, 2021 at 8:03 AM
Published on: March 11th, 2020 at 7:26 PM

Overview of Autism Scholarship

Amount: $500
Deadline: April 1, 2022
Notification Date: April 15, 2022

Approximately 1 in 59 children are affected by autism, making it the fastest growing developmental disorder. It is also often associated with another disorder. Autism affects development in the brain, and if diagnosed early on, those affected can have a better quality of life. This is why the attorneys at Varghese Summersett PLLC are proud to announce our Annual Autism Scholarship to honor a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. Two of our criminal attorneys both have children with disabilities, and in an effort to recognize and honor them, we are offering this scholarship.

This scholarship is intended to assist a deserving autistic child who is in need of financial aid towards his or her educational or recreational opportunities. The award may be used towards a camp, tutoring, education, or other tools to help the student progress and live a fulfilling, happy life.

Eligibility for Scholarship

To be eligible, applicants must be 15 years old or younger and diagnosed with autism. All applications must be submitted by the deadline of April 1, 2022.

Application Requirements

  • To apply, a parent, friend, relative, or teacher must submit a letter or video stating how the financial aid will benefit them.
  • Applicants must submit an additional letter of recommendation. The letter can be from a teacher, employer, friend, sibling, or community leader. They should attest to the applicant’s character, ability, and need for financial aid for educational or recreational opportunities.
    • For example, a grandmother could write a letter on behalf of her autistic granddaughter who could benefit from an iPad or a summer camp.
  • Applicants must submit a photo of the student and agree to allow Varghese Summersett PLLC to use his/her name, photo, video, letter, and/or story on our website.

Application Deadline and Instructions

All scholarship criteria must be submitted on or before April 1, 2022. Applications sent after the April 1st deadline will not be considered.

Applications must be submitted by email to melody@versustexas.com with the subject line “[Applicant Name] – Autism Scholarship”.

To check out our other scholarship opportunities, visit versustexas.com/scholarships.

Meet our 2021 Special Needs Scholarship Recipients

 

 

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